Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A monk or mendicant friar belonging to the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1155. Also called White Friar.
  • n. A member of a community of nuns of this order, founded in 1452.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Catholic religious order focusing on contemplative prayer and the Virgin Mary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.
  • n. A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.
  • n. A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mendicant friar of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
  • n. [lowercase] A variety of pear.
  • n. [lowercase] A woolen material similar to beige cloth.
  • Belonging to the order of Carmelites.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
  • adj. of or relating to the Carmelite friars

Etymologies

Carmel +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But her autobiography became an underground classic when it was circulated in Carmelite convents throughout the world, and demand grew to have it openly published.

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  • One of the earliest Aqua Mirabillis recipes, called Carmelite Water it was originally formulated by the nuns in the Carmelite abbey in France circa 1611.

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  • Everybody, of course, is aware that Professor Joff committed one of his notorious "howlers" when he derived "Carmelite" -- in the street name -- from "Cromwell's Heights."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914

  • Rue des Carmes, whose name recalls the Carmelite monastery founded by

    The Story of Paris

  • Louis XVI, who had joined the order as a boy, took his obligations as a lay military "Carmelite" very seriously, and he daily prayed the Office and attended regular meetings.

    Military Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Lazarus

  • While I am a fan of many of the Carmelite saints especially all of the Teresas and my mother seems to really appreciate them, I wouldn't consider myself as having a "Carmelite" spirituality.

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  • You may be familiar with famous names of aux such as Carmelite Water, Florida Water, Eau de Cologne, Hungary Waters, and others.

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  • (So what was the article doing in The "Carmelite" Digest?

    St Berthold's Feast Day. . . .

  • They slept near the entrance of the Carmelite Monestary.

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  • St. John of the Cross, the 16th century Carmelite priest, described it as a confrontation, or a healing and process of purification of what lies within on the journey toward union with God.

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